A local services company has been attending to a water leak that took place in Harrison Township, Ohio, between four and five weeks ago, WHIO TV reports.
Crews have been replacing and updating the water main equipment at the site of the leak. However, local residents have grown frustrated with the lengthy process.
The county's environmental services director, Patrick Turnbull, claims the repair process has taken this long because the department wants to ensure a systematic approach is used to fix the broken main.
When the leak initially occurred, a steady stream of water poured into the north side of a local neighborhood. This then continued during the five-week period, which irked many residents. The continuous stream of water damaged local yards and began attracting bugs and stray animals.
In all, 15 field service employees have been attending to the break, which officials estimate will cost between $15,000 and $20,000 to fix.
Traffic has been reduced to one lane in nearby roads while crews fix the water main.